The Enemy You Gnocchi
ItaliTan Chef Mystery, Book #3
A delicious new holiday mystery from USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns! It’s Christmas time in Harvest Park, so grab your cocoa and sleuthing snow boots for a Christmas cozy mystery sure to sleigh!
It’s the deadliest thyme of the year…
With snow dusting the ground and sauce sizzling on the stove, local chef Tessa Esposito is ready to serve up some holiday cheer. And with the annual Festival of Lights underway, it seems nothing can dim her spirits. Not even Mario Russo, the newest scrooge in town whose espresso bar has been quickly disrupting businesses and stealing customers from Harvest Park’s favorite coffeehouse.
But when Mario is discovered at the festival’s opening, face down in a Santa suit, Tessa realizes the bah humbug runs deeper than she could have imagined. And when one of her dearest friends is implicated in the crime, she must make a list of Mario’s enemies, check them twice, and discover the cold-blooded killer. Especially before they can sleigh again. (Amazon)
The characters are well rounded and well developed. Tessa and Gabby find themselves involved in another murder. This time it is a person that not many people like. The prime suspect is a good friend so Tessa and Gabby need to find the real culprit before he gets put away. Tessa and Gabby will do whatever they have to do to make sure justice is served.
The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. I wanted to keep reading so I could find out what was going to happen and what would happen in Tessa’s love life. The mystery was well plotted and I did not figure it out until it was revealed at the end.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I enjoyed this book so much and I cannot wait to read the next one.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.